« on: January 09, 2013, 04:54:26 PM »
^ Do you really expect corporations to code their software to work with Linux, representing a whopping under 2% of computer users?
Anyways, if sigma would have had this accessory years ago it would have saved their brand an awful lot of hurt over bad AF!
Actually, considering that OSX and Linux are very similar under the hood (both are flavors of unix)...it would seem reasonable to have them develop for Linux too.
And with the fiasco that Win8 seems to be...well, there might be more people trying out Linux, not to mention, there are a lot of pro houses out there using Linux servers.
And with Mac seemingly unwilling to put out an updated mac pro....building a high end linux box is somewhat appealing.
But again, since osx and linux are so similar, I could see them porting it pretty readily.
For the time being...just run Win or OSX as a VM on your Linux box...and you have all your bases covered.
At a low level, OS X and Linux might be fairly similar, but there are a lot of subtle differences. Especially when it comes to the UI level, totally different libraries (sure, OS X does ship with an X11 server...) and frameworks. The core protocol could probably pretty easily simply be a library that's shared, but all of the GUI/UX is not just as simple as recompiling with a few macro tweaks and it'll work nicely. Especially if the OS X GUI is based on Objective-C, while I bet the Windows is either .NET, or using VisualC++ or similar.